Dendrobium squamiferum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Amblyanthus Photo by Ed de Vogel and Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade Hot MID Spring EARLIER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Scale Carrying Dendrobium

Flower Size .68" [1.7 cm]

Found in New Guinea overhanging rivers or on ridge tops at elevations of 150 to 500 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, erect then pendulius with age, leafy throughout or just topwards the apex stems carrying deciduous, lanceolate, wavy margined leaves that blooms in the mid spring and earlier summer on several, short, axillary, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising on leafy or occasionally on leafless stems carrying short lived flowers

Often cited as a synonym of D melanostichum but differs in the non winged column

Synonyms Amblyanthe squamifera (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroidee Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing/photo good;